Italian tree complete thanks to this amazing group
I am very happy that it is my turn to write that I have finished the Italian tree. First of all big thanks to all the people in this group and in particular eviethegreat, MABBY, Rafforza for helping me out countless times.
Last but not least (I promise not to make this an Oscar speech) I have to give thanks to Berto29441, caro Berto un grande abbraccio per te. Thank you for putting up with my childish mistakes and for correcting me countless times, your love and knowledge of the Italian language is a true gem. Your input as a native speaker has been invaluable and I am sure that I speak for everyone in this group!
I have to confess that I still feel like a child playing with pebbles on the beach while there is a huge ocean waiting to be explored (I am paraphrasing a quote about science). But I always remember that:
Ogni grande viaggio inizia con un piccolo passo
I would like to share a few thoughts that may help you complete the tree :
First of all you can do it too. Yes I know, there are days when you despair and think that you cannot possibly learn Italian. Take a deep breath, relax (maybe drink an espresso or whatever you like) and think a little: You have the best computer in the world inside your head, one that is able to reprogram itself to learn new means of communication. All the computers in the world cannot achieve such a feat but you can!
Now that your moral is sufficiently boosted (I hope) let's see what you need to learn Italian.
Follow the streak, it WORKS. Every day devote 30 minutes of study, you can certainly study more if you like, but even 30 minutes for a few months can do wonders. My setting is for 10 XP per day, I preferred to set a low level and exceed it regularly, rather than a higher setting that might be unattainable for many months on end.
Listen to the Italian language. Remember that you began learning your own native language by listening to your parents speak. If you have access to satellite television watch RAI (the public channel of Italy), if not find YouTube videos in Italian and try listening as much as you can, it is a nice way to pretend that you are in Italy.
Try to keep your tree golden at all times. Before tackling on new sections make sure that you strengthen older ones, personally I never let any skill go bellow level 4
P.S. From the 30th of May the Greek language course is starting, in the spirit of giving back to the community I will be more than happy to help you learn my native language. Καλή επιτυχία σε όλους!
Auguri per i prossimi passi! (E grazie per le cose gentili che dice di me)
Grazie a tutti! Berto, quello che ho scritto non è cortesia ma la verità.